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'The farmer is the most stubborn of men'

'The farmer is the most stubborn of men'

The plains of the Ganga in Bihar have a raw, unmatched, beauty but also bear the anguish of its farmers. Archana Masih met the men who live and die by the land as looks at poll-bound Bihar through the lives of its people., 4 weeks ago

I Am Bihar: 'It's a boy!'

Among the better looking buildings in rural Bihar are hospitals run by the state government. Archana Masih travels to a village in north Bihar to find out what lies within -- just as this baby is born. As Bihar goes to the polls, looks at the state through the lives of its people. IMAGE: A new life! One of the four babies born at a primary health centre in Bihar that day. Photographs: Archana Masih/ In a primary health centre in north Bihar, a group of women sit on the ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago Looking for JP  Rediff.com4 weeks ago I Am Bihar: Looking for JP  Rediff.com1 month ago

FTII student on hunger strike hospitalised

The strike against appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as FTII chairman entered its 94th day on Saturday. Photograph: Archana Masih/ One of the three Film and Television Institute of India students on indefinite hunger strike has been hospitalised after his blood sugar levels dropped. The students, protesting against appointment of actor Gajendra Chauhan as the FTII chairman, have been on a hunger strike since Thursday. According to a statement issued by the FTII Students' Association, ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago 3 FTII students begin hunger strike seeking Gajendra's exit  Rediff.com2 months ago FTII stir: Students threaten hunger strike, Chauhan meets Rathore  Rediff.com2 months ago FTII students: Government hasn't understood our problems  Rediff.com2 months ago

'A jeans-t-shirt revolution is going on'

"Go to any village, you'll find a Dalit 15 years and above wearing jeans. Earlier, Dalits were not allowed to wear a dhoti till the ankles. Jeans does not have this kind of restrictions or design. It is universal. So Dalits have also entered a caste neutral clothing zone.Wherever you see Dr Ambedkar's statue in this country or abroad, he is always wearing a suit and with that English comes naturally. The Dalits' veneration of Western dress is very intense,' Dalit thinker Chandrabhan Prasad ...
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'Terrorism is also a social activity'

'So a number of people are drawn in along with members of their friends' circle or their relatives.' 'A number of individuals find that they have more in common with the 'imagined community' that they discover online as opposed to their own physical community and indeed, even the majority Muslim community elsewhere.' IMAGE: A Belgian soldier on guard in Brussels' Grand Place. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters "The way airstrikes and UAVs are being used these days in various parts of the Middle ...
 Rediff.com3 days ago

'Lalu's sons should not be ministers'

'If Lalu puts his son's career ahead of the coalition's interest, this coalition will fare very badly.' 'Lalu will ultimately want that his son becomes deputy chief minister, but if he's prepared to wait for some time, nothing bad will happen for the coalition,' Professor Prabhat Ghosh, Director, Asian Development Research Institute, a leading think-tank in Patna, tells Archana Masih/ What went against the BJP (the Bharatiya Janata Party) in Bihar where it had staked so much? The BJP ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

Nitish is image pluse, Lalu is vote plus

"Nitish Kumar wouldn't have won Bihar without Lalu. He needed a voter base and Lalu has a much bigger voter base than Nitish," says Sankarshan Thakur, the biographer of both Lalu Prasad Yadav and Nitish Kumar, in an interview with Archana Masih/ Read ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago 'Nitish is image plus and Lalu is vote plus'  Rediff.com2 weeks ago

How Bihar changed under Nitish Kumar

What is Change really like in Bihar? Once denounced as a failed state, what turnaround has Bihar made in recent years? As Nitish Kumar wins a third term in office, we republish Archana Masih/'s report -- first published on May 24, 2013 -- documenting the changes in Bihar after the chief minister took charge. When our family of four made trips from Chhapra in north Bihar to grandfather's home in Chanpatia in the Champaran district 20 to 30 years ago, the trip took two train journeys, ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago What I want for Bihar  Rediff.com2 months ago

5 things Modi needs to do ASAP

'The prime ministership needs a statesman, not a politicians, and 18 months into the job Modi is yet to learn the difference between the two,' says Saisuresh Sivaswamy. It's not correct to transpose the outcome from a state election as a referendum on the central government, but this rule doesn't apply to Narendra Modi who seems to be turning every state election since his historic mandate in May 2014 into a vote on him -- barring, of course, the Delhi election in February. Since a win in the ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

The Bihari Won

'Few leaders are fortunate to win such a ringing endorsement from the electorate in an election when the prime minister and his lieutenant staked their all and almost daily upped the ante.' 'Now that he has won the election so convincingly, the Mahagatbandhan's Mahanayak needs to get to business at hand,' says Archana Masih.   The verdict is out for the Election of Elections in Bihar and it has been baffling and confounding. Trust Bihar, with the most astute voters, to keep the country at ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago
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